Tuesday 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

Wishing you all the most fabulous 2014.
Thank you for your support,
very kind comments and general interest 
in my crafty work on this Blog during 2013.
Good luck and good health to you all.
Eileen xxxx

Monday 30 December 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils... more NEW DESIGNS!

Yo ho Bloggers.. look at this pretty little house. One of the BRAND NEW STENCIL DESIGNS from Sweet Poppy Stencils available from HERE soon.
See how I made this card HERE

My daughter Jane, has a birthday tomorrow. She was born at 11.30 pm 1966, New Year Eve's after 30 hours in labour, I wasn't too happy! World Cup year too .. it was all going on! But some stuff was slower than others!
I have sent this card to her with all my love x
Back tomorrow... more to share with you. Thanks for looking.

BTW.. we are getting ready 'to film' my You Tube debut! ... I'm growing me nails!
Hubby has bought a directors chair and is practising shouting 'ACTION'!
He's scaring the dogs .........  and the ferrets!  
Mmmmm.... I think he's getting a bit carried away but as the video camera is his... I'm sayin nuffink! 
Eileen xx

Sunday 29 December 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils... on TV In January.

Hi ho Bloggers, another Sweet Poppy Stencil card to share with you today.
These NEW Stencils with a Lavinia Stamp designed image, will be available to buy soon from 
Got to dash... Lots to do.
My daughter Jane and her partner, Ian, are popping over to see us!... first visitors we have seen for three weeks because of our colds and feeling like rubbish...better now, thank gawd! 
Back tomorrow with another 
Sweet Poppy Stencil of sweet little House image.
Take care and thanks for looking at my Blog.
Eileen xx

Friday 27 December 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 1... Part 3

Another Tag to share with you today from the Creative Chemistry 102 class with Tim Holtz.
This lesson is the Distress Paints 'Eroded Metal' Technique. I'm really enjoying this class. 
Get me.... I've nearly finished Day 1 !
I've used two dies for the bottles, Alterations Dies, Apothecary Bottles and Mini Apothecary Bottles.
I covered them in Versamark ink and UTEE then heated them with a heat gun (did all this three times in total)  then popped them into my freezer for a few minutes before bending them so the UTEE cracked...good fun!  
Thanks for stopping over to look today .
Back soon.. lots of crafty stash for Christmas and time to play... get in!!!!! 
Eileen xxx

Monday 23 December 2013

Happy Christmas...

Warm Christmas Greetings to all 
my followers and friends.
A huge thank you for all the support and encouragement during 2013.
I really appreciate it.
 A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Good Health and Good Luck.

Sunday 22 December 2013

Sweet Poppy Stencils... NEW Designs For January 2014

Good morning Bloggers and followers.
A quick posting today to share with you

Gorgeous Stencils that will be featured on Create and Craft TV in January 2014. Stand by your telly's....I'll let you know when!
The Stencils  are so lovely. 

You can see the technique I've used on ALL these tags HERE....

Pop back soon please. 
More new 
Sweet Poppy Stencil samples tomorrow
 Rock'n roll!
Thanks for looking today.
Eileen xxx

Friday 20 December 2013

Designs by Ryn and Tim Holtz stamps ... on a Clock!

Hi ho Bloggers and followers.
In a rush today with lots to do, both crafting and prep for Christmas. I'm sure you know the feeling!
So.... here is a clock with a Distress inks and water splattered background, a Tim Holtz Umbrella Man Stamp  ( love him... and the stamp!) plus the beautiful Rising Bubbles Stamp from Designs by Ryn.
I went along to a Karen Clare Workshop to learn how to make the clocks.
Had a fab time. Karen will be holding more classes in 2014.See you there then! 
Must dash ... I'll be posting some Sweet Poppy Stencils samples tomorrow! Hope you are finding time to craft... you know you NEED to... it lowers the blood pressure!
Eileen xxx

Tuesday 17 December 2013

The Designs By Ryn, Famous Water Droplet Stamp and the Tim Holtz Stencil, Shattered Glass.

Morning Bloggers.
A Tag featuring the FAMOUS!
 Water Droplet Stamp 
By Designs By Ryn for you today.
The design of this stamp is amazingly clever.
It looks so REAL! 

Distress Inks background. 
laid over the top of the background
then sponged with 'Aged Mahogany' DI
( I think it looks like a Spiders web !) 

Finally, the super Raindrops stamped 
over top with some black Versafine ink.
A few dots to the droplets with a white gel pen.
Job done! 
Back soon, thank you for looking today.
Eileen xx

Thursday 12 December 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 - Day 1... Part 2

Another Tag to share with you today from the Creative Chemistry 102 class with Tim Holtz. 
This lesson is the 'Altered Surfaces' Technique.

As you can see, I've again featured the Alteration Die 'Tattered Poinsettia' cut using some Wendy Vecchi 'Clearly for Art' modelling film along with 'Frosted Film' from the Tim Holtz range of products 

The Alteration Dies 'Pediments' are back too!
Thanks for looking today. I'm still sneezing but feeling much better.
Thank you for your good wishes and kind comments. 
Much appreciated. See you soon.
Eileen xxx

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 ... Day 1 - Part 1.

I'm not feeling 'Tickety-boo' today but really enjoyed starting my Creative Chemistry102 journey with Tim Holtz. 

This Tag has a Distress Paints Marbled Background and the Alterations Die cut Pediments are Coloured Crackle on Grunge Paper.
Wendy Vecchi products 'Clearly for Art' and her  signature Archival colour inks for the 'Tattered Poinsettia' along with some frosted film.. love all this stuff!

Sneezing every five minutes but loved getting messy and looking forwad to more of Tim's lessons soon!
So... Part two of Day one as soon as I can! 
Thank you for popping over to look again today.
Eileen x 

December 2013 Workshop... Fantastic day... fantastic results!

Morning all... I'm full of 'cold' so a quick post to share the pictures of my December Workshop with you.
A super, happy day ... In fact, I feel better just looking at these photographs .. and 'eyeball' the CAKE that Barbara Cleggett made....WOW!

Thanks for looking at my blog today. 
Plus, a HUGE thank you to all my Workshop Ladies. I had a brilliant day I hope you did too! 
Eileen xx

Friday 6 December 2013

December 2013 Workshop .... Another project!

I've been playing today!
Creating another card for my 
Workshop visitors to make tomorrow.

I'm taking lashings of Distress Inks.
 Archival Inks, Stencils, plus loads of 
Tim Holtz Stamps along with me.

 I'm hoping my ladies will 'fly' 
and have fun with these materials! 
Eileen xxx

December 2013 Workshop Sample #3

Morning all.
This is the final project for my
 Workshop on Saturday.
PanPastels, Lavinia Stamps, a  
Hougie Board and some Treasure Gold.
So looking forward to the day 
and seeing all my visitors!
Back soon with all the results! 
Eileen xx

Wednesday 4 December 2013

December 2013 Workshop Samples... #2

Yo ho Bloggers
Me again with post number two for today.
Workshop Samples #2 for Saturday
Two of 'em! 

Bit 'full on' with the colours, so put yer shades on ! 
Back soon. One more sample to come! 
Eileen xxx

December 2013 Workshop Sample #1

Morning bloggers
This is Sample #1 for my December 2013 Workshop this Saturday 7th.
Nine different elements/layers used for this card.
Eileen xx

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Hero Art Stamp with Tim Holtz Stamps and a Stencil.

Morning Bloggers 
Spent some time crafting with some friends yesterday evening and made this card.
Had a great time and produced TWO cards.. one went in the bin! 

Distress Inks,Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
 Hero Art Stamp, S5782 'Painted Canvas'.
Along with a Tim Holtz 'Shatter Stencil
and few Tim Holtz Stamps.
I'm well into this arty 'look' at the moment!
Thanks for popping by today. 
Eileen xx

Sunday 1 December 2013

Lavinia Stamps - 'Reflection' Card !

Yo ho Bloggers!
December 1st. The start of another fabulous
Enter the challenge and you could win a voucher worth a WHOPPING £40 to spend in the fantastic Lavinia Stamps Web Shop.
This is my DT card for the challenge.
As you can see, it's a 'reflection' with a little help from my Brayer..... along with some cheating!

Mmmmmm.. some cheating here!

Naughty, naughty Eileen !
Thank you so much for your visit to my blog today and the super duper comments you leave me.
Eileen xxx

Thursday 28 November 2013

Hero Arts and Cover-a-Card Stamps

Morning Bloggers .. how yer doin? It's a busy time with Christmas just a snitch away! 
Take it easy now, do as much crafting as you can, it lowers the blood pressure!
I'm just popping onto my blog to share this card with you.The brick wall is a HUGE stamp from the Impression Obsession, cover-a-card range. I bought mine at Ally Pally from Stamps and Memories. Lovely people, super stamps for backgrounds but you will need to ask where the 'Bricks' are cos I can't see it now!
All the other images are from a stamp plate by Hero Arts.. called 'Brush Strokes'. Great fun with these!
Thanks for looking at my blog today.
See you soon as I'm updating my last post later!
The Journal Page I 'created' looks as if it has a 'Fried Egg' in the middle of it ... Mmmm ... that needs sorting and it's no yoke! 
Eileen xxx


Sunday 24 November 2013

Wendy Vecchi Stencils and Studio 490 Stamps for my Art Journal Page.

Yo ho Bloggers. A quick post tonight, so I can share a new page from my Art Journal with you.
Great fun today, playing with some Wendy Vecchi Stencils and 490 Stamps, along with some Fresco Paints from Paper Artsy. Plus a dollop or two of white dimensional paste, over a couple of the stencil images.
Thank you for looking at my blog today... have a lovely Sunday evening ... I'm back to the F1 racing!
Eileen xx

Friday 22 November 2013

Alcohol Inks plus a Copic Air Brushing System ..... make a colourful clock.

Afternoon Bloggers. I'm sharing a couple of clocks with you today that were great fun to create.
The first one is coloured with alcohol inks and a blast or two of air, from my Copic Airbrushing System. I love this bit of kit, so easy to use with super results!

The second one was created using alcohol inks again but this time, with a blending tool and felt pads. 
I went to a fabulous Workshop hosted by Karen Clare, "The Clock Lady" where I learnt how to make these little beauties. Visit Karen's Blog and have a look. Karen has another workshop in January. I'll be there, not sure what we will be doing, but it will be loads of fun I'm sure!

Thank you for popping over to my Blog today.
Have a great weekend. Stay warm ... see you soon.
Eileen xxx

Thursday 21 November 2013

Designs By Ryn Stamps = Some Bookmarks To Make As Christmas Gifts!

Hi ya Bloggers... a quick Christmas gift for you to make today. Designs by Ryn Stamps, a few stencils, some acrylic paints and distress inks, plus a Quickutz Tag die and there you are ... Colourful bookmarks that are as cheap as chips to make!
Thanks for looking at my blog today and for the very welcome comments X ... back soon.
Eileen xx

I've  been trying to load all my Workshop Dates for 2014 onto  my Blog this week.  Blogger is having none of it! So please email me eileen@ken-godwin.com  if you wish to book a workshop for next year and need the dates! 
Eileen xx

Tuesday 19 November 2013

November 2013 Workshop....... the results!

The November 2013 Workshop day went in a flash!
A  fantastic day. I had a wonderful time with some super friends and as usual, my crafty ladies and gentleman turned out some stunning work.
Have a look at this this lot!

Well... what do you think of these... I reckon they rock! Thank you everyone for a super weekend.
Back soon with some pictures of the Art Journal Workshop. A truly happy crafty weekend.
Eileen xx